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2 dogs attack FedEx driver near Alvarado

A 40-year-old FedEx employee was attacked Thursday by two dogs while he was trying to make a delivery on a rural road near Alvarado, a Johnson County Sheriff’s Department spokesman said.

The attack occurred about 12:30 p.m. in the 4500 block of Farm Road 2415, sheriff’s Lt. Tim Jones said.

“He was mauled by the dogs,” a Labrador mix and a chow mix, Jones said.

He said he did not know the man’s condition or whether he was admitted to a hospital.

The dog owners, whose names weren’t released while an investigation is open, were cited for failure to vaccinate both animals, Jones said.

The dogs must be quarantined for up to 10 days and tested for rabies. The owners can euthanize the animals, he said, but the bodies would still have to be tested.

FedEx Ground issued a statement Friday: “The safety and security of those who provide service on our behalf is a top priority, and we continue to be concerned with the well-being of the driver. We are cooperating with all authorities investigating this incident, but information pertaining to the condition of the driver remains confidential.”

Diane Smith, 817-390-7675

Twitter: @dianeasmith1

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